Wasaga and Collingwood Optometry offices are part of the provincial Every Contact Counts recycling program
EVERY CONTACT COUNTS RECYCLING PROGRAM
Eye doctors located in cities across Ontario help the planet and the local community by reducing waste and keeping otherwise non-recyclable disposable contact lenses and their packaging out of the landfill.
As part of the Bausch + Lomb Every Contact Counts recycling program, consumers are encouraged to bring all brands of disposable contact lenses and their blister packaging to participating eye doctors for recycling.
“Contact lenses are one of the forgotten waste streams that are often overlooked due to their size and mundaneness in today’s society,” said Tom Szaky, Founder and CEO of TerraCycle. “Programs like the Bausch + Lomb Every Contact Counts Recycling Program allow ophthalmologists to work within their communities and play an active role in preserving the environment beyond what their local municipal recycling programs are able to provide. In creating this recycling initiative, our goal was to provide an opportunity where entire communities can collect litter alongside a nationwide network of public collection points, all with the unified goal of increasing the number of contact lenses recycled. and their associated packaging, thereby reducing their impact on landfills.
Below is a list of local ophthalmologists participating in the program:
To learn more about the Bausch + Lomb Every Contact Counts recycling program, become a public drop-off location, or find the nearest participating location, visit their website.
About Bausch + Lomb
Bausch Health Companies Inc. is a global company whose mission is to improve people’s lives through our health care products. We develop, manufacture and market a range of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and over-the-counter products, primarily in the therapeutic areas of eye health, gastroenterology and dermatology. We deliver on our commitments as we build an innovative company dedicated to advancing global health. More information can be found at www.bauschhealth.com.
About TerraCycle Canada
TerraCycle is an innovative waste management company on a mission to eliminate the idea of waste. Operating nationwide in 21 countries, TerraCycle partners with leading consumer products companies, retailers and cities to recycle products and packaging, from dirty diapers to cigarette butts, that would otherwise end up be buried or incinerated. Additionally, TerraCycle works with leading consumer product companies to integrate hard-to-recycle waste streams, such as ocean plastic, into their products and packaging. Its new division, Loop, is the first shopping system that gives consumers a way to buy their favorite brands in durable, reusable packaging. TerraCycle has won over 200 sustainability awards and donated over $44 million to schools and charities since its inception over 15 years ago and was named #10 in the list of 52 Companies Changing the World from Fortune magazine. To learn more about TerraCycle or get involved in its recycling programs, please visit www.terracycle.ca.